Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.

Canine Good Citizen

The CGC Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.

All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog.

Training will:

  • Enhance the bond between you and your dog.
  • Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines.
  • Have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs
  • Will fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.

This is the most common requirement for therapy work in Whatcom County.

6 week class

Shelter/rescue dogs get free stuff like daycare and follow-up training lessons?

Sign up. Canine Good Citizen

Please Note: All registrations for Tails-A-Wagging are now handled by our friends at Paw Partners. By selecting the “Sign-Up” link below, you’ll be re-directed to their site where you’ll need to create an account. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

1. Choose a start date

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Class Rules.

All dogs signed up for any of our obedience classes are required to be current on their vaccines, including DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies (if over 20 weeks old).

DHPP, is a combination vaccine, it protects your dog from Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. Bordetella guards your dog against Kennel Cough, a highly contagious air borne virus in dogs. Rabies is a fatal disease in mammals and is required by law for all dogs. You will be required to show written proof of vaccines prior to the first class.

All puppies are to be as current as they can be, for their age, on their vaccines. This means puppies do not have to be completed on their vaccine series, just as far along as they can be.

We accept vaccines given by your veterinarian only, no final vaccines given by a breeder or owner-administered vaccines will be accepted.


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